Victim Not Found

Suspect arrested in shooting incident

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of a shooting in late June was arrested on Monday.

On June 30 around 2:11 p.m. Newnan Police Department officers investigated reports of a shooting on Savannah Street, but neither the victim or suspect were found.

Officer Abraham Bordeaux spoke to the victim’s mother on Savannah Street, and she said that her son, Stanford Watley, 22, had fled the the scene due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. After an argument, Watley had apparently been shot in the side by Kendrick Martin, 25, who also fled the scene, and Watley was driven to his home on Gay Street by a friend. The friend later arrived on the scene and told officers where Watley was driven, according to authorities.

Officers could not find Watley later at his home, but witnesses later told officers that Watley must not have been wounded because he was seen jumping over the back fence of his mother’s house. Sgt. Marcos Gonzalez with the NPD did find a .25 caliber bullet casing on the scene at Savannah Street, and nearby hospitals were notified about Watley’s possible wound.

Watley has not yet been arrested for failure to appear, but NPD found and arrested Martin on Monday and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.



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